Authorities said Monday a 39-year-old woman was the victim in a fatal stabbing in Minneapolis Wednesday, according to a report released by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner.
Four muggings were reported in downtown Minneapolis between Aug. 12 and Aug. 19, and police are still searching for the people responsible. Minneapolis Police put out an alert to warn residents and visitors in downtown about the string of robberies. City resident Mandella Henderson says the muggings are unsettling to think about.
Police say a group of three to five black males have been targeting those walking alone – day or night – in downtown Minneapolis, and robbing them of their wallets, purses and or cell phones. Minneapolis police said four muggings have taken place between Aug. 12 and Aug. 19. The suspects are in their late teens, or early 20s. They target lone individuals and some victims have been pushed or punched.
The Minneapolis Police Department has extra patrols out Wednesday morning in at least one neighborhood after a toddler, teenager and pregnant woman were all shot Tuesday night. Authorities said the incident happened at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday last night near 30th Street and Lyndale Avenue North.
The Minneapolis Police Department is asking for the public’s help to find a violin worth thousands of dollars that was taken during a theft from a vehicle on Monday. On the day of the theft, the victim made stops on the 2700 block of Lyndale Avenue South and near the area of 38th Street and Pleasant Avenue South between 3 and 3:30 p.m.
The city’s top cop is now a married woman. According to the spokeswoman for Minneapolis Police, Chief Janee Harteau married her partner of 25 years, Sgt. Holly Keegel, on Friday. Keegel is also with the department.
A Hennepin County grand jury will review the case of a man who died during a struggle with Minneapolis police. And on Friday, Michael Padden, an attorney for Terrance Franklin’s family, said the Hennepin County Attorney should not be involved in the case. Police said Terrance Franklin was shot on May 10 after he tried to grab an officer’s gun.
Authorities say a 33-year-old Minneapolis man died in a motorcycle crash Thursday morning on the city’s south side. The crash happened at about 1:10 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of Bloomington Avenue South and 26th Street East.
Authorities are investigating after a man was apparently found in the back of a semi-trailer Thursday morning with severe burns in south Minneapolis. Police were called to a warehouse in the area of 46th Street and Hiawatha Avenue at about 2:30 a.m. Thursday.
Authorities said a body was pulled from the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis after a car driving recklessly in the area ended up in the water late Monday night. Police said the incident happened at about 9:40 p.m. Monday as a vehicle was driving wildly through downtown Minneapolis.
Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau is promising decisive action after the investigations are complete into off duty officers’ conduct on two separate occasions.
A Richfield man who died from multiple gunshot wounds in Minneapolis last week has been identified. Thirty-one-year-old Juan Reyes Rosario was shot Monday night at 43rd Street East between South 4th and 5th avenues. Minneapolis Police think Reyes Rosario was targeted, and they are asking for help finding the driver of a car that might be involved in the deadly shooting.
One week after two Minneapolis Police officers were suspended after being accused of using racial slurs in Green Bay, three other officers are accused of using racial slurs in another bar fight. The latest instance occurred last November in Apple Valley. Police paperwork shows there are again accusations of racial slurs, but the officers involved deny using such language. The Apple Valley incident unfolded at Bogart’s Place, when group of white men walked out of the bar, three of which are said to be off-duty officers: Andrew Allen, Christopher Bennett and William Woodis.
A 7-year-old boy is being treated at an area hospital after he was found unconscious in Wirth Lake Friday afternoon, according to Minneapolis Police. Keylen Rashan Thorton was initially reported missing by his grandmother at 2 p.m. Lifeguards cleared the lake and searched for Keylen, who was found in a swimming area that is four to six feet deep. Lifeguards performed CPR on him and were able to detect a pulse. He was taken to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale.
Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau issued a statement Friday afternoon regarding her department’s stand on racism and discriminatory behavior after two off-duty Minneapolis Police officers were involved in a racially-charged incident in Green Bay, Wis in June. Chief Harteau says the conduct of Officers Brian Thole and Shawn Powell “overshadows” the work of her department and her staff, and will not be allowed.